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PSU prof invents Parkinson's monitor

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_Next01Measuring the severity of Parkinson’s disease is difficult, which leaves doctors adjusting medications by “eyeballing” symptoms. James McNames, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Portland State University, thinks a little more precision might help.
 

Powerlist: Oregon MBA Programs

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Articles - January 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010

This month's Powerlist ranks Oregon MBA programs by total enrollment during the 2010-2011 school year.

 

Timeline charts three decades of change

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Articles - January 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
A 30-year timeline of key business events from Nike's first Chinese factory to Intel's new Hillsboro fab project.
 

30 ideas for the future

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_30th36Leaders and innovators across the state weigh in on the future of Oregon business.
 

Three decades of wins and losses for Oregon business

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_0291Sizing up three decades of ups and downs, saints and scoundrels, crashes and triumphs.
 

Kitzhaber addresses green tech, China and jobs

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Articles - January 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_Kitzhaber02John Kitzhaber was elected governor for the third time in November following one of the closest elections in Oregon history. He spoke with Oregon Business managing editor Ben Jacklet recently about business and economic issues.
 

The State We're In: Wheat prices rise

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Articles - January 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_Indicators01In August, after Russia halted wheat exports due to severe drought, cash bids jumped for wheat shipped through Portland.
 
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